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' . . - VOL. XXVI. No. 133. ' BARRK, VrERMONTjVTUllDAY. AUGUST 19, 19 PRICE, TWO CENTS HASTEN TO CARRY OUT PRESIDENT HARDING'S RECOMMENDA TIONS Congress Has Plans Under Way for Legislation to Control the Present Sit uatin Caused by Miners Strike to Forestall Sim ilar Future Difficulties. REPUBLICAN LEADERS PROMISE SPEEDY ACTION Absent Congressmen Are Asked to Return to Wash Ington at Once First Measure to Be for Agency to Purchase and Sell Coal. Washington, Aug. 19. Hans for car rying out President Harding's recom mendations to Congres yesterday, concerning the coal pituation-legisla-tion to control the present situation brough about by the miners' strike and designed to forestall similar future difficulties were under way to-day. Both Senate and House Republican leaders promised speedy action and they w?re said to have the support of most of the Democratic leaders. Mem bers of the Houe interstate commerce committee last night were requested to return to Washington at once to be gin work on the necessary bills" and possibility of their passage in part at least next week was dvlared good. . The proposed legislation, it was in dicated by leaders, will be confined for the present to measures to set up an agency to purchase, sell and distribute coal -fn interstate commerce, and for creation of a commission to ascertain the facts in the coal industry. Other recommendation mad by Mr. Harding -ibk his address to Congress ucb as legislationto "put teeth" Into decisions of the railroad labos- board and for federal protection of aliens, were regarded as less urgent and are expected to go over to the next session. The assertion of the president that despite the inadequate authority of the labor board, other agencies of the government were armed with statutes to prevent conspiracy against inter state commerce and to insure safetly in railroad operation, and the further statement of his resolve "to use all the power of the government to main tain transportation and to sustain the right of men to work" was taken gen erally by the legislators as an indi cation that he felt the rail situation could be handled without immediate aid from Congress. Difficulties of the future is what Congress is expected to deal with and guard against. GOVERNMENT W ILL MAN PUMPS Nov Scotia Minister of Minea Save Mines Threatened With v Flooding. Halifax, X. SU Aug. 10. E. H. Arm strong, minister of mine and public works in the Nova Pcotia government, announced to-day that. the provincial government had decided to man the -mumps at the Nova 8cotia mines threatened with flooding. The men will work tinder the protection of special provincial police, who will have, power to cat in the aid of the militia. One thousand men have been adver tised for to engage in police duty. Mr. Armstrong said the government was taking these rteps in order to protect public property. GENERALLY FAIR. Normal Temperature Finrt Part of Next Week. Wahinrton. An, 13. Weather outlook for the week beginning Mon day in north and middle Atlantic states: Generally Fair, normal tempera rune first part; la-tter part unsettled with local showers and moderate temperature . , DIED FROM AUTO INJURIES. Wm. E. Gerriao of Boston Wat oa Way to Hospital After Being Hit. Boston, Aug. IP. William E. Gerriih of Spencer. a music publisher with headquarters in this city, died while being taken to a hospital last night after he had been struck by an auto mobile driven by Martin J. Gilmy. The latter was arretted and iharged "with manslaughter. TALK OF THE TOWN J, P. Davidn of North Billerica. Mae., is spendins twn erk with his brother. R L. Davidson, at Goddard seminary. A sn n bre Ac 1 to Mr. and Mrs. J-n T.. r.nTT of North Ysii et-eet. Th rlv.Jd wss nrr-d Franc. s Ldward. COAL PARLEY MAY , HAVE STRUCK SNAG Aa Anthracite Mine Workers and Op erators Resume Delibera- tions To-day. Philadelphia, Aug. 19, Anthracite mine workers and operators were ready to-day to resume their deliberations seeking a settlement of the suspension of work in the hard coal fields. lam turnity gave rise to rumors that the nC' got.ia tions might have struck a snag. The issues dividing the conference are declared not to revolve aa closely about the 19 demands made the Sham okin convention as about the nrinci pies of arbitration, wage scale . and length of contract. One plan advanced, it was understood, sought to have the miners accept a two-year contract or even longer with the wage at the old rate subject to an adjustment commis sion to operate in March of each year. 'MONTPELIER Mrs. Joseph Leno of Middlesex died about h45 yesterday afternoon. Death resulted from a"Btock which she suffer ed about two weeks ago. Mrs. Leno was born in Sharon a daughter of Asel and Maria Avery. , She leaves besides her husband, who is a real estate agent, five sons, James and Perley of Mid dlesex, Bert, Charles and Walter of Montpelier, two daughters, Mrs. Ed ward Brown of Shady Rill and Mrs. Lester Bosely of Montpelier, one broth er Sydney Avery of Middlesex, four sisters, Mrs. Winona Sloan of Mid dlesex, Mrs. Annette Nye of North field, Mrs. Lucy Morse of Ansonia, Conn., and Mts. Belle HVint of Sey mour, Cimn. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the house with burial in the North Branch cemetery. The death of Winnie Maude Mat ham of Shady Rill occurred at 2 o'clock this morning. The deceased was 38 years of age M. B. Wheeler, one of the oldest in habitants of Worcester died about 4:30 yesterday afternoon at the age of 91 years. The funeral will be held Mon day at 1 o'clock with burial in the Worcester cemetery. S George McKee of Montpelier, state golf champion ia to compete 1 with others at Brookline, Mass., shortly in the national amateur championship tournament. .31. J. Blair of the .Blair Veneer com pany at Nortb Troy has reported to the secretary of state running into a cow while returning from St. Johns bury Aug. 15. C. A. Parson of White Riwf Junction has reported slight accident with 27,6fi$ on AugN 17. Miss Hilda Gravel and Marv Thomp son of the secretary of state's depart ment! leave to-day on two weeks va cations. Mrs. Ellen Stevens leaves for one week. Miss Marjotie Sweeney left on Friday night, accompanied by her mother. H. C. Collins of Waterbury has re ported to the secretary of state run ning into Theodore Pierce in Monpel ier on Thursday. W. W. Winter of Burlington has reported an accident on the Shelbume road Aug. 16, which resulted in damage to the front axle, spring and radius rod of his car. lie state that he was blinded by glaring lights. The following penalties for motor law violations' have given out from the secretary of (Mate's ofW.e: Edmund Therrien of Randolph tenter, alleged to have been ound intoxicated while operatjrg a motor vehicle, license sus pended indefinitely j Herbert G. Weth erby of Danby convicted of driving while under the influence of intoxicat ing liqnor; license revoked for not less than one rear; W. M. Grover of Pittsburg, N- H., convicted of operst ing while under the., influence of intoxarating liquor right o operate in Vermont; suspended. Where Rain Goes. One ton of wster to three pounds of flour is nature's recipe for making wheat bread, according to figures on rainfall published by the bureau of soils of the department of agricul ture. By controlling the water supply in irrigation, accurate measurement is possible and this estimate is of the minimum requirement. Many crops need five times as much water. What becomes of all the aterT Of a ton of water falling on a dozen square feet of soil during the year, about one-third sinks through and is drained off underground. Only a lit tle runs off the surface if the field is well plowed. A little evaporates im mediately and the rent is held in the oil. As the surface dries (he mois ture in the soil soaks up by capillary attraction and evaporates off the sur face. But by far the greater amount is drunk bv the roots vf plant, drawn up into the leaves and breathed back; in vast-uanwties into tne aimoepnere. Kansas City Star. j His Last Words. A doctor bad been called to see a man who was very ill He examined him and said to the nurse "You must watch the e very close ly through the night and tell me all the symptoms when I come back in the morning." The man became worse in the night fever. When the doctor re-turned in the fever. When be doctor returned in the Biomirg he sid to the snire : "Tell trr exsrtlv what happened aft er I left." "You were hardly out of tbe room. she bcnn. "when he sd. 'When did that oid fool say he wss coming- berit acs-nT 1 hose wer the Us -niV.' rt tSe m'.h ivVe." Saturdav ' Elade. RAIL CHIEFS TO MEETNEXTWEEK When Proposition for End ing Walkout Will Be Considered." MEDIATORS TO GET ANSWER WEDNESDAY Proposals Uder Consider ation Not Given Out By Either Side. , ' New York, Aug. 19, (By the A. P.). New York, for the last two days the scene of conferences between broth erhood leaders and railroad executives, called in an effort to end the nation wide shop crafts -strike, to-day ex perienced a lull in negotiations. Rail chiefs were preparing for a gen eral meeting of the association of rail way executives here early next week, at which will be considered a proposi tion for ending tie walkout preferred yesterday by the running trades, act ing as mediators, to a committee rep resenting the carriers. After summoning the. heads of 148 railroads throughout the. country for a meeting hare early next week, officers of the association of railway execu tives late yesterday instructed broth erhood chiefs mho are acting as media tors in the shopmen's strike to return next Wednesday for an answer to the proposals discussed in the two day meeting just ended. The proposal under consideration by the roads was not officially defined at the end of yesterday's parley. In some quarters it was said to provide for im mediate restoration of strikers with seniority rights unimpaired. In other quarters it was said to provide for the strikers as rapidly as they could be ab sorbed, with their seniority ultimately to be settled with satisfaction to all. In either case, it was said, new re cruits were to be retained as extra men would be required in the shops at the end of the strike to repair bad- rder cars. - Alfred P. Thorn, vice president and general counsel for the association of railway executives, announced his in tention of going to Washington im mediately on a mission which he de clined to discuss. OPEN ANOTHER MILL MONDAY Amoskeag Mills Steadily Increasing Its Operatives. Mancheter, N. H., Ang 19. Official announcement was made last night by the Amoskeag company that its Lang don mill, number 2, northern division, will be opened for work Monday morn ing, Aug. 21. The announcement in cluded a statement of al! departments of the Amoskeag mills now or soon to be in operation In whole or in part. The Langdon mill comprises carding, spinning and weaving. The official statement says that applicants for work will be received at the mill and that thev need not applv at the em ployment office. The following mills are now in operation in whole or part. j Lot ton department: Coolige mill; No. 1 mill and clothroom No. 8, Stark division. East Side No. I, southern div ision; No. 3. southern division; No. 3, Central division; Cotton dve house; Cotton bleach house; bag mill; Stark machine shop of the Central division; machine shop of the Southern division founds v. Worsted department; Top depart ment English drawing , spinning, twinsting, winding and douhlig, burl ing, weaving dyeing and finwung. TALK OF THE TOWN Maurice O'Herin of South Main street began work yesterdsy at the Barre Gas company. James Rothney of Detroit, Mich., ho has been visiting friends in the city, returned home yesterday. ' y Charlee Leith, retured home vesteday from Manchester, N. H., where he went the early part of the week with a load of furniture for Montpelier people. Moses Flanders, Joseph Desereau and 0. Cushman of this city left yesterday for Springfield where they plan to take part in the coming motorcycle races there. Mr. and Mrs. Herrv Mason of Columbus, Ohil. together -with Mh and Mrs. H. A. Mason, jr., of Erie, Pa,, are passing a few davV viit with friends in tJris city Botn of tne Ma son's are retail granite dealers. Friends of Misa Lucy Whitaker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H, C. Whitaker formerly of this city, who now resides in Madion, Wisconsin. II be interested t hear that she sails this week for France where she will enter the University of Grenoble fo advanred study. .Miss Whitaker has hen attending the t'niversiry of Wisconsin. The reason for a great deal of the cackling and crowing in the noth north j t . i . . . . . Plained bv the fan that several of the! voung men have gone into the chicken ! export business. Arthur Broderick is managing tne enterpise ana regular shipments of rhi-kens and bens r Iron this city to Botf and other points. Mr. Froderii-k h teen joined in the enterprise by tofeph Quatro- psm of this rity. THREE DEAD AT BRATTLEBORO Third Person Seriously Burned Died This Forenoon. IN AIRPLANE CRASH YESTERDAY Tragic Ending of Flying Field Dedication Exercises. . Brattleboro, Aug. 19. Evelyn Har ris, who was injured yesterday in the airplane crash in which' James Trahan and his five-year-old son were killed, died in a hospital here to-day. She suffered severe burns and other in juries. 8he was the daughter of Charles A. Harris of this elty, treasurer of the Brattleboro Savings bank. , Two persons were burned to death and. a third, a woman fatally burned. late yesterday yhen a airplane crashed during the dedication of the new flying field here. The three were passengers in a machine piloted by Benjamin Hughes of Mineola, I I., who escaped with minor injuries. The dead are: James Trahan of this city and his five-year-old son, Norman. Miss Evelyn Harris of Brattleboro was burned so severely she died to-day. Her brother, F. H. Harris, president of the Outing club, which was in charge of the exercises, witnessed the accident from another plane 2,500 feet in the sir. " ( The crash came when four planes were in the air performing "stunts" as . the final feature of the dedication programy Pilot Hughes, with his three passengers, had just taken off when the wing of his plane touched a tree top. The plane slewed around and went into a nose dive. In its descent it came in eontact with soma high tension wires and immediately burst into flames. It fell on the bank of the West river, some distance from the flying field, at a point where there were no spectators. x The passengers were entangled in the wreckage and It was some time before help reached them. Trahan and his little son were deat when spec tators of the accident reached them and Miss Harris was seriously burned. Hughes .was thrown clear out of the plane and escaped being burned. Governor James Hartness, who had given an address, at the exerri-e, was a witness of the accident, which oc curred in full view of the crowd of sev eral thousand persona assembled for the dedication ceremony. ' The meet, which was the first ever held here, gave promise of being a marked success up to the time of acci dent, everything had gone well and shortly after 4 o'clock it was an nounced that some arobatio stunts would be performed. Three of the seven biplanes which came for the meet at once took the air for the stunts and had begun when Tilot Hughes and the three passengers started for a pleasure flight. The machine went in the opposite direc tion from all the previous take-offs and Governor Hartness was heard to re mark at once, "that is a good wsy to do." The ''Oriole' seemed to have hard work making elevation a.nd the crowd wondered whether it would clear the tree that skirted West river at the north end ofThe field. Then they saw the right end of the plane strike against the branches, turning the machine part ly around it took a trose dive, striking some- telephone wires, also some tiign tension wires, and a brilliant flash of fire ensued. The plane fell just across West river from the field so it was impossible for the crowd to render assistance except by swimming the river or going around about auto trip, which many did. A few who were on that side of the river watching did what little they could and succeeded in getting Miss Harris out of the wreck, but a pnne. pole which was pulled down lsy acrosa Mr. Trahan and hi son. The boy was in his fa ther's lap when they died. Mr. Trahan leaves a wife. Miss Harris is a danghter of ' Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Harris, and is about 25 years old- Her father is treasurer of the Brattleboro Savings bank. She and her brother have been widely known out-door enthuiast. F. H. nirris was an aviator in the World wsr and has won many tennis ehsm pionssips. TALK OF" THE TOT Clarence Carrpenter, James Biggs and Winston Brown left to-day for Bur lington, where they will visit friends over the week end. Mis Daisy Pirie returned yesterday from Boston, where she has been at tending the Victor School of Salesman ship for the past few days. A. B. I-ane and Mr. Dodds, manager for the Presbrey-Leland company, at tended the aeroplane meet at Brat tleboro vesterday and wrre witnesses of the accident, which proved fatal to three. Leo St. John of Merchant etreet. who was tsken to the hospital about a month t2 with a broken !g as a re sult of being run over by a truck, left thrr this morning. He also submitted to an operation for hernia while in the 1 " Antonio Duval, who was arreted on Tburedsy sfternoon by Chief Sullivan on North Main street, was brought into citv court vesterdav afternoon and n!rH4 miiltv to a first oftVnre JiKipe F I- Scftt imposed a fine of - with cots of f..15 in his case payment he was released. and upon LEGION CONSIDERS A GRETNA GREEN One Comrade Wants to Know if Pro vision is to be Made at Convention x for Performing Marriages. New Orleans, La., Aug. 19. National conventions and, honeymoons are sel dom taken together but' the American Legion national convention committee is face to face with the problem of creating a Gretna Green for a number of Legion men who will attend the na tional gathering here October 16-20. , Committee members thought they had worries enough in arranging for the entertainment of the 150,000 vis itors expected, when in comes a letter from Comrade Osr Mickelson of Brockett, N. D., askng for information in regard o provisions being made for the performance of marriage ceremones during the convetrnon. "Can a marriage take place under the auspices of the American Legion at the convention in New Orleans' this year or nott" Mickelson queries. "If so, I'd like to have full details about everything like dress to be worn, where to get license, etc., and also what time to be there. Mickelson hope for a favorable reply During the leeon convention in Jvan sas City last year twenty couples were married in convention hall by tne Kev John W. Inser, national chaplain. The Kansas Citv committee paid for the marriage licenses arid local merchants provided wedding rings and numerous presents.. "We had not considered duplicating the Kansas Citv free marriage , offer this vesr," the convention chairman de clared when Leeionnaire Mickelson's reouest was presented to him, "How ever, the Legion is rather partial to the institution of matrimony and our com mittee wll assist those comrades aspiring to that estate with all the facilities at our disposal." It ia probable that, a committee on marriages will be added to the conven tion list. STATE FAIR FEATURES. The Bigzest Trotting Schedule Ever Planned and an Extensive Vaude . villa Program. , With the best racing schedule ever planned carrying, with it purses that aggregate fl,500, the ermont Mate fair which will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thussday and Friday Sept. 12, 13, 14, and 15, jpromisea to bring the lovers of racing together from all over New England. In addition to the biggest entry list in every event the track, reconstructed early in the year, is prpjiounced the fastest in northern New England and the events mv promise of being tbe fastest ever seen on a Vermont track Another feature that will prove of great interest to the spectators will be the high class stage productions to be presented on the twin platforms in front of the grandstands. Among these features will be the big acrobatic and animal act of Polly Dassi company from the New York Hippodrome. In this set a most intelligent pony docs a boxing act with a real man pugilist. Onri and Girlie will present a motor cycle act tha has porven a great sea sat ion. The Lea Eldons will appear in a bal ancing and acrobatic act entirely new, These performers were but recently brought to this country from Europe. A sensational aerial wire act will in troduce the Leach La Quinlan trio re cently of the Hagenback-Wallace shows and the Dailey brothers will per form a head balancing and hand bsl anrlnir act fom a sea-saw board. All the exhibition departments of the fair will be filled to overflowing, the entries being in greater number and more extensive than in former vears. FUNERAL OF WILLIAM H. 0LLIVER Services Were Largely Attended Bur ial in Hope Cemetery. The funeral of William H. Olliver, who died last Tuesday at his home at Hi Elm street, was held at his home vecterdav afternoon at 2 o clock from the Methodist church. Rev. B. G. Lip sky officiating. Burial was in Hope cemetery. There was a prayer service In the home at 1:30. The fcearers were Thomas Garritv, James McDonald, Wil liam Blackmore, John Blackmore, Nicholas Veale and John Kennedy. Those from out of town to attend the funeral were John Keast and daughter, Marion, of Qunincy, Msfts., Mrs. Kste Ncott of V esterly, K. 1., Kev. and Mrs. Albert Abbott and chil dren of Underhill, Mr. and Mrs. Wil liam Bailey and familv of Syracuse, N. Y.. Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Olliver of St. Johnsbiirv, Ed Keast of St. Johns burv. Ira Edson and Mr. and Mrs. Rob ert Edson of Montpelier. The orders represented at the fun eral were the Sons of St. treoree; .Man chester Unity of the Odd Fellows and the Blacksmiths' union. T e following is a list of the florsl tributes: Pillow, family; wreath, Par ker family; roses, Mr. and Mrs. John Keat and family. Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Keast, Mr. and" Mrs. William Black more and Mrs. Andrews. John Mitchell, Allen Johnston. Mrs. Vercoe and fsm ilv, Mr. and Mrs. Maniatty, Mr. and M"rs. C A. Par-TV, Mrs. Hunter and Lcesel; asters, Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Ol liver and fsmilv. Ladies' an Paxtor's union. M. E. church. I. O. O F., Mr. and Mrs, C. H. Kennerson, Mr. and Mrs. H. C Kennerson, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Cutts, Mr. and Mrs. Fred W. Pierce, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Cave, jr., Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Angwin. Mrs. C. Markie and Isabel, Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Emslie. Mr. and Mrs. John Kennedy, Miss Carrie White; sweet peas. Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Johnston. Mrs. Martia R'ley; gladiolaa, Mrs Catherine Wil liams. Albert G. Williams, Mr. and Mrs. F.. E. rieri. Mrs. Alice Lynda; . . . - 1 T1 1 t cross. ir. ana rs. .ionn nnrmra-, j Mr. and Mr. Fred A. And-rson. Mr. 'and Mrs. Charles Douglas. Ira Edon and Dora. Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Vewlej dahlias an aer. Mr. and Mrs. Kier. ; Mr. and Mrs. P.ennie. Olete Roa of South Ryerate ar rived in the city this morning fnr a week-end visit at the home of his brother, Frank Rosa, of Short street. Joseph Gravel of 'East Barre, who re-entlv had several toes rut off in an aondeot in the NeUon t .n.l.- r : eawmili in Fat Barre left the he- pi'sl this mornicg. Mr. Gravel is able toslk with tbe aid of crutches. FARMERS HAVE A FIELD -DAY Washington County Farm Bureau Outing Largely Attended. GOOD EXHIBITS, INTERESTING SPORTS Candidate Abram W. Foote and H. C. McKenzie Speakers of Day Fair weather smiled on the annual field day of the W ashington countyl farm bureau held at the Clarence Dodge farm on the Montpelier road yesterday and the attendance was one of the largest ever seen. A conservative, esti mate of the attendance placed it at about 2,000 persons and 200 motor cars The morning was devotl entirely to an exhibition of livestock and farm machinery as well as a nuniber-of the newer electrical conveniences of the century. Among the exhibitors of the 53 cattle on the grounds were Thad T. Martin of Barre, George Williams of Berlin, Morrison farms of Barre, Hill and Valley Calf club of MarshrtVld, Herbert Flood of Plainficld, Philips farm of Montpelier, A. T Smith of Barre and C. A, Dodsre of Berlin. S. G. Judd, dairy extension specialist of Bur lington, and II. E. Bremer of the state department of agriculture acted- as judges of the livestock, and awarded ribbons as they thought they were de served. A real interesting feature of the livestock exhibit which attracted a great dal of attention from prize cat tle raisers was the method of judging dairy cows as illustrated by Mr. Judd. For this purpose he selected what he called a good type of a dairy animal and one which he considered a poor type at the same time explaining his reasons for selecting the particular ani mal. The bovs of the Marshfield Hill and Vallev Calf club gave a fine dem-i onstration on the care end feeding of calves using their own exhibits Among the various machine displays were all kinds of harvesting and culti vating machinery from the Marsh-Allen farm. A demonstration of the val ue of the low priced Fordson tractor in the world of plowing and harrowing was demonstrated by the Perry Auto company of this city. Stationary en gines from the Arkley shop, home .sew ing machines from the Singer store, electrical appliances from the Mont pelier and. Barre Light and Power com pany and a milking ,machineexhibtt by L, B. Dodge composed she greater part of the machinery exhibit. The Barre Co-operative creamery had an attrac tive exhibit on, the grounds showing the advantages of the modern cream ery with ita machinery and labora tories. There was an exhibit of dairy prod ucts, maple sugar and home and farm produce at the Barre Golf club house, where the majority of the women gath ered during the day to give their usual praise and comments of their neigh bors' work. At noon the entire psrty moved from the Dodge farm to the golf link, where. after a band concert by the Marshfield Cornet band, K. J. Kirk, farm bureau agent for the Washington county farm bureau, introduced the speakers of the sfternoon. The first men to address the vsst audience seated along the hill side wsS H. C. McKenzie. taxation ex pert of the American Farm Bureau federation, from .P-ew lorn. .Mr. .mc- Kenie spoke of the unjust taxation to which the average farmer was sub jected, from personal and property taxes to the indirect government taxes. Ule snoke of the unius method by which the farmer's savings were taxed j1'0 5 explaining that the financiers with the!3'9 larger incomes were the only ones who escaped their taxes by investing in non taxable securities while the poor msn had to suffer the taxed savings. He ad vocated the removal of the untaxable security. His entire address was cen tered on the need of the farmer spend ing more time on the tax problem. At the same time he advooated better rural schools and teaching service than has been the case in many one-room school houses. Lieut -Gov. Abram W. Foote was the next speaker introduced. He made his address of the name nature as that of Mr. McKenzie advising the farmers as to whsshould be done to protect their interest. He received a great deal of applause for his address which was simple and forceful. Mr. Foote's speech was concerned chieflv with state roads. a budget system, and the farm bureau. Vermont spent three and a quarter mil lions on road last year, he said. 100.- 000 of which went to match federal monev for federal aid roads. The state could ue its road monev to better ad vantage by spending its half of the federal aid monev without accepting government aid and the conditions at tached, in Mr. Foote's opinion. Devel opment of a budget' system would make a state tax unnecessary, Mr. Foote said, and expreeoed a desire to gt bark to the ood old days before a state tax heara 01. l ue farm tnireau was doing well, he said, and could be more efficient if it helped put men into Con gress snd the legislature who under stood the farmer s point of view. Athletic events were the order of the afternoon. The sack race was won by Nelson Thomas of Shady Rill, with El mer Tnttie of Marshfield second. Rus sell Carcn of Barre won the 50 yard dash f.-r boys under 14, with Williem Woodward of Waterbury Center see-j lond. A Srt-ysrd dsth for girls under 14 was won by M;ss Ivy Coding of Fast Montpelier, Ruth We'ilman of Calais j finii-hing second. In a cne lecged race J for girls. MerU Cutler of East M !Mr mnn fvv t'od'inr finihir)ir Mont- ( tk. thrc-'. i srrA mr was bv raywond Talbot and Robert Tas-i s.e of Hirre. witn hr:i taron sna. Fernando Pcreda of Barre in -cnd place. The final event was a 100-yard dash in which A. Paquette of west hill took the laurels, with Paquin" of Barre second. The lineup of the Cabot-Duxbury game was as follows: Cabot, Morse 2b, Angell c, Orne If, Lyon ss, Farrington cf, Walbridge lb, Kuker p, Barnet 3b; Duxbury, Lewis 3b, Connolly rf, Grand field lb, Flynn c, Lease cf, Swasey If, Foley 2b, Anair ss, Davis P. Cabot started- with a rush, the first five men at bat sooring. The Cabotites won by a score 13 to 7. NEW STONE CRUSHER AT WORK New Owe Recently Purchased By the City Gives Good Saticfaction. C. , E. Hoag, representative of the Acme Road Machinery Co., and who sold the stone crusher which was in stalled in Barre about two months ago was in' town to-day to see that the machine waa , working correctly. The present crusher was received in exchange for a New England crusher which did not give satisfaction. The new crusher is entirely satisfactory r. n C.nt WaAman anil 4lll ,. ..t ty. v.;. steadily and without a hitch, taking a stone 12 by 16 inches and two feet long, with ease. The Acme crusher is a portable plant with a 50 ton bin and can put out five different sizes of stone. The bin has been arranged so that the stone may be dumped either into a wagon or a truck and everything about the. plant has; been planed with the same efficiency. One of the best feature of the machine is its steadiness while running, in spite of the fact that it is portable. The Gregoire and Lee Contracting Co., have purchased a crusher of the same type as that which has been in stalled in Barre. PATTON-TH0MPSON East Barre Girl and Pennsylvania Man Married To-day. Neil S. Patton of Vandergrift, Penn., and Miss Lila Fannie Thompson, daughter of Mr. .and Mrs. Lesley Thompson of East Barrer were united in marriage this ' forenoon by Rev. James Bamage at his home, 8 Camp street. The tingle ring service was used snd the attendants were Mrs. Amerco Polli as bridesmaid and Clyde S. Thomspon, a brother of the bride, as groomsman. The bride's grown was of cream canton crepe. Mi's. Patton ia one of East Bafre's most popular young ladies and Mr. Patton is employed in a steel mill ta Pennsylvania. After a wedding trip, Mr. and Mrs. Patton will make their home in Vandergrift. CHARGE YOUTH STOLE ROADSTER. Clifton Guyotte, 17, of St. Albans, Held in Essex Junction. Essex Junction, Aug. 19. Clifton Guvotte. a 17-vear-old lad, is in jail here charged with stealing a roadster, li cense number Vermont 10,08-4, from a fruit dealer named Conte at St. Albans. Sheriff Catlin of St. Albans eame here to take the boy back to the Franklin county jail.' Guyotte, who makes his home "with an uncle near North Under bill, is alleged to have stolen the road ster yesterday morning about 5 o'clock from' Conte's bam. , J CHARGES EMBEZZLEMENT. Readsboro Ex-Treasne Said to Have Stolen $13,000 Public Funds. Bennineton, Ang. 19. -Clifford G. Brown former village and town treas urer of Readsboro was arrested at hlis home early 'yesterday morning,, broucht to Bennington and lodged in the county jail. . This forenoon he was arraigned" before Municipal Judge Wil liam J. Meagher, charged with em- beanlement of f 130,000 of town and vil- lage funds. Bail was rtxea st funished bv Browns tatner-in-iaw iy !.r Goodali. of Whitincham and three Readsbo.ro' merchants, and heaing.was continued o Au 24 FUNERAL OF J. H. DRUMG0ULD. Held This Morninj from St. Monica's - Church. The funeral of J. Henry Drumgould, died Thursdav at his home at orth Main "street, was held this tncrninir from St. Monica s church. Kev, Fr. MiKenna officiating.. Burial was in the Catholic cemetery. The bearers were Grover Kenefick and Louis Cook from the Americsn Legion and James Carroll, Francis Griffin. Richard hits gerald and Francis Marr from the K. Mrs. John Drumgould and son of Nortlifield cre 111 t.n to attend t,ne funeral. The Knights of Columbus were pres ent at the services. ATTACKED BY BULL Brnny Roberts ia in Hospital With Broken Shoulder. Mr. ami Mrs. Jsroes Roberts of West street have received word thst their son, Benjamin, who was employed on the John Fes man farm in North Per risbuTg. is in the Mary Fletcher hispi tal in Burlington with a broken shoul der blsde and severe bruises ss a re sult of being attacked by a bult on thst farm Isst Friday. It is impossible to tell whether internal, injuries have been received, but it is thought that "Bennv" will recover in spite of the fact that the animal struck him sev, eral times end rolled htm for a con siders hie distance. TALK OF THE TOWN Basv hands are making ready for the home-coming of Co. M. 172d infantry. machine gunners, to tbis city after two rHki' life at Camp Governor Hartces and when the norm trala pulls into the city dinner will be ready for the boys mt lj.ir herrsrks to which they will march behind a playing band. Tbe Board ( Trade is sparing no efforts t make the dinner a success. Mr. and Mrs. Willi Campbell of St. Cliul. Mina, are passing a few days' visit st the h"ne of James Ms Kerns a of Mount Vernon plac. Mr. Campbell w.u known open anop -! rrnfte rrodtcer in the west and lias 1 . 1 L . V .U- 15 h attend.re Dots tae rxion ara Spnrgfield or-iivitions. At the former ne t.tt., .y-,.,..., v. pro i ! aw-.auc?. TENT FALLS :i ON AUDIENCE Cloudburst at Hardwick Wrecks Chautauqua " Tent. ' THREE INJURED . IN THE ACCIDENT Members of Audience Were Obliged to Crawl Out on . " Hands and Knees. Hardwick, Aug. 19. Three persons were seriously injured an several hun dred residents and s visitors were thrown into ps .ast night, when a cloudburst ca i large Chau tauqua entertainme" .it to collapse, completely enfoldr Ae audience and r,d. pinning it to the . Pandemonium Zt Jed when the peo ple toppled fr ?.heir chairs by the yheavy canvas. JS, scrambled on their hands and kn?. through the dirt and mud caused by the downpour, to the open air. . The most seriously injured were Miss Blanche Dow, who suffered a broken leg; Daniel Crowley, injury to the head, and Michael Sullivan.'cuts and bruises. The tent collapsed almost- without warning. The lights were extinguished snd men, women and children were forced to crawl into the open air and safety through the downpour which was illuminated by terrifying flashes of lightning. The storm broke just as the first act of the performance started. The weight of water on the can as, with ; the strain brought by the high wind, wnien caused the center support of the tent to break, is given as the cause of tne accident. LIGHTNING BURNS STORE AT MILTON J- A. Ryan, Grain Store Totally De stroyedLoss Etimated ata $15,000. Milton, Aug. 10. The feed and grain store of J. A. Ryan was totally de stroyed by fire started from a bolt of lightning during the heavy eleotrical storm early this morning The loss is estimated at $15,000. Tha Central Vermont frsight house was threatened, but by the heroic efforts of volunteer firemen the struct ure was saved. A bolt of lightning also earns in thrnllirh a witlilnifc a( neaphv hmu I hittng an iron bed in which a young girl was sleeping The lightning tra versed the length of the bed. burning the edge of the bed clothes but did not harm the girl. BARNET BARN STRUCK. Lightning; Burns Building and 25 Toni of Hay. Barnet, Aug. 19. A severe thundei storm passsed over this village Wednesday "afternoon and lightning struck the barn on what was the Eliot, Smith place now owned by Moses Bruso snd it wss burned to the ground j The bam wss full of hay and oat! nearly! 25 tons in all. The animalt that were in the barn were all saved but harness, farming tools and wagoni were all burned Help from the vulax was soon on the spot with fire extioi guishers and by this means the bousf and shed were saved it is under.) stood that the burn was insured. I Mr. and Mrs. Bnrso were awav frori" home visitintr in New York eta.te and. Joseph Merrill, brother of Mrs. Bruso wss the onlv member of the familv at home. MRS R. GERTRUDE DODGE Passed Away Yesterday at Her Home. in Berlin. Mrs. R. Gertrude Dodge, widow c Georire W. Dodipe. died st her home 01 the Barre-Montr"elier road Friday August IS, at 4 p. m. Mrs. Dodge we born June 8, 1M3 st Tlainneia, a dsughter of S. B. Gale, fcbe married Mr. Dodge Dec. ft, IS" I and has tincfl resided in Berlin. She was a woman of stering qnslities, a great home mak-j er and will M much missed in the fsm ily circles. The children surviving are Ion B. of Barre. Arthur w. ol Buena Vista. Colo., Clarence A, Cleora' E., aa: Harvev J. of Berlin. The funeral will be held from hvtf late home on tha Barre-Montpclier' road, Monday at 2 p. m. TALK OF THE TOWN William Hurry of this city left 1 y left yes iere be 'hat O.. a re ing a few terdav for Detroit!, Mich., where be ha secured employment. E. E. Rich of Cleveland tail granite dealer, ia passing davs in the city on bimness. Mrs. Malcolm Mclnnes of this eit returned home to-day from Boe where she haa been visiting for th pet few weeks. Jsroes ITir of Cleveland, Cv. arrivi m the dtv to-day from Proctor, whsr he went following the PpringfleM eon vention and will visit with friends fc a few days. E. L. White of Walnut etreet ha returned to his home here, after a tending the Boston and Fpringfleld eon vention. Mrs. White, who aooompar. ied tin) dowa, la visiting with friend in New Haven, Conn. i Mr. end Mrs. Carl Prios of Cantor- 0 retail granite dealers are passing a few days ia this city. Besides besn a prominent granite dealer Mr. Price i intert4 in onion growing and hasi been cnlied by wiarket men the "Onion J Kmg of America." He has taken great intr-t dunre the past werk in in- t rect lrc t!-e rir cn-.on 6eU cf tit li,a-c!-ut vrly.